CocoCay (Photo:Royal Caribbean)
3.5 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating

By Cruise Critic Staff

Port of CocoCay

CocoCay, formerly Little Stirrup Cay, is an island in the Bahamas' Berry Island chain. Located between Freeport and Nassau, it provides 140 acres of private beaches, shopping and activities exclusively for passengers of Royal Caribbean, which has leased the island since 1990. Celebrity Cruises, which is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., also makes calls there.

About CocoCay


This private island, operated by Royal Caribbean, allows passengers to relax


Passengers must tender to shore, many things cost extra and cultural experiences are limited

Bottom Line

It's a prefabricated port that provides a worry-free beach experience

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Good to Know

You'll incur additional fees for alcoholic beverages, souvenirs and shore excursions. The use of beach chairs is free, but an umbrella rental will cost you $12 for the day. Visitors can use their onboard accounts for such purchases while ashore.

What Sets It Apart

In addition to the typical beaches and souvenirs, CocoCay also offers a nature trail and a sunken replica of Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge.


A straw market offers the usual island souvenirs -- purses, jewelry, clothing and the like. Hair-braiding is also available. You'll need cash if you'd like to purchase any of the items offered there. There are no other shops or restaurants on the island.

What's for Lunch

In the way of food, you'll find a complimentary island barbecue with the usual grilled fare: hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, fruit, etc.

CocoCay Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

2017 Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island Destinations
2016 Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island Destinations